Ever feel like you're always racing and getting nowhere? When I'm working hard, struggling to complete something I've started, but keep getting distracted from it (Squirrel!), it seems like I'll never get to the finish line. That's happening now as I sit typing in one room, and my youngest keeps calling me in to help her with a game she's playing in another. My natural tendency is to get exasperated, lecture about the importance of work over play, and leave both of us feeling frustrated. And while I might be justified, a little compassion and consideration on my part will go a lot further toward making us both happier. Yes, work matters, but people matter more. Ask any dog. (Squirrel!) And then, actually work like one.